Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) Volume 11. Number2  June 2020                                                       Pp. 290-302

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The Effectiveness of Multimedia Learning in Enhancing Reading Comprehension Among
Indigenous Pupils

Mohamad Subaidi bin Abdul Samat
Sekolah Kebangsaan Punan, Kluang, Johor, Malaysia

Azlina Abdul Aziz
Centre of Innovation in Teaching & Learning
Faculty of Education, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia




The development of education is growing, and the technology-infused lesson is a powerful tool to attract pupils’ attention, especially in reading. This approach can be seen as an adaptive movement to equip the learning process and the fourth industrial revolution. Nowadays, the demand of the technology-infused lesson is increasing as it is proven to help pupils learn the language better. Hence, this study explores multimedia learning as an approach to teaching reading comprehension. Besides, this study aims to answer two questions, which are the effectiveness of multimedia learning in helping indigenous pupils learn comprehension and which elements of media are effective in enhancing reading comprehension among indigenous pupils in Malaysia. Two instruments used to collect the data from 20 indigenous pupils in one primary school located in Kluang, Malaysia, and an action research design was used to achieve the purpose. The respondents were chosen through the judgment sampling technique. SPSS was used to analyse the data collected from the test, and thematic analysis was employed to analyse the semi-structured interview. The result shows that the implementation of multimedia learning in teaching reading comprehension is useful as the combination of multiple elements of media scaffolded the process of understanding. On the other hand, audio is the least effective in helping pupils comprehend the information.
Keywords: Esl learner, indigenous pupils, multimedia learning, reading comprehension, technology-infused lesson 

Cite as: Abdul Samat, M. S., & Abdul Aziz, A. (2020). The Effectiveness of Multimedia Learning in Enhancing Reading Comprehension Among Indigenous Pupils. Arab World English Journal11 (2) 290-302.


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Mohamad Subaidi bin Abdul Samat is a postgraduate student at the Faculty of Education,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. He graduated in B.Ed TESL from the Teacher’s Institution of
Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Pahang. Currently, he is teaching English at an indigenous school in
Malaysia. The focus of his research is mainly on second language acquisition and indigenous
English education. ORCID:

Azlina Abdul Aziz is a TESL lecturer at the Faculty of Education, UKM. She has an Ed.D in
Teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University, U.S.A. Her research interests
are in the Teaching and Learning of Literature and Teacher Education in TESL. She is interested
in how literary texts and personal narratives may be utilized to help students to examine the
social, cultural, and political issues in a particular context. ORCID: